Best of Enemies: Jon Stewart's 10 Favorite 'Daily Show' Targets

From Fox News to Arby's, the folks commonly caught in the comedian's crosshairs

Lindsey Graham

Unlike his Republican peers, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham has never been much of a bogeyman to the left. And that's primarily because of his voice, full of ineffectual Southern gentility that makes even his most extreme, idiotic comments — like "The world is literally about to blow up" in the midst of panicked GOP calls to attack Syria in 2014 — come across as harmless, even downright homey. Twisting the knife, Jon Stewart transformed the politician's accent into the sound of the most beleaguered shrinking violet, imagining the senator's pronouncements coming from a Gone With the Wind-era belle looking for a fainting couch. ("I do declare!") Some have accused the host of homophobia, charging that his impression suggested Graham was an effeminate gay man. But Stewart's parody was after something else, arguing that the Senator's refined demeanor was a sham deserving of skewering.

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